Are you willing to play your part in the community? If so why not become a volunteer member of the Civil Defence. In return you will receive certified training in First Aid, Rescue Skills, Fire Training, Radio Communications, Welfare Skills and it’s free.

Civil Defence open night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Monday, October 22, at Civil Defence Headquarters, Heywood Road, Clonmel or why not call to the Community Hall Newcastle any Wednesday night from 7.30pm.


Liturgical Ministers: Saturday at 6.30pm Angela Walsh and Kathleen Condon.

Reader of the Word: Aine Keating.


Newcastle Historical Society has been recently set up with the aim to promote and remember past events in our community.

We have decided that one of the first projects we will undertake is to commemorate the soldiers from Newcastle and surrounds who died in the Great War 1914-1918. We have established that John Dunne, John Mansfield, John Forbes and John Crotty as being from the Newcastle area, but we need help to authenticate whether John Crotty is from Newcastle.

The following is the information we have on John Crotty: he is on the 1901 census aged 14 from Middlequater living with his mother Catherine; he is also on the 1911 census aged 24. A John Crotty enlisted in Cahir, he was born in Cahir and living in Ballymacarbery when he enlisted. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment, Unit 6th Battalion, and Service no. 11263. He was killed in action on June 7, 1917 at the age of 30. His grave/memorial reference is B12 cemetery, Irish House Cemetery Belgium.

We believe that he may be the same person, if anyone would be able to shed some light on this we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Aisling Lansley 0866021875 or email


Monday, November 5, there will be a lecture on the results of excavation at the royal site of Rathnadrinna Co Tipperary by Richard O‘Brien.


For Newcastle Community Youth and Resource Group, Tigh na nDaoine will take place in Newcastle on Saturday, October 20, at 6.30pm.


Basic IT training for the unemployed or people over 55 using a specially designed free six hour training programme that will take place in the IT centre in Newcastle, Clonmel. This is available until November 19.

To book your place or for more information contact Mandy (087)1846393.